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Mar 02, 2023
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Venezuela's FM Yván Eduardo Gil Pinto: We Cooperate Closely With Iran And Russia; "Outdated" Anti-Venezuela Views Are A Stumbling Block For Good Relations With The U.S.

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Source: Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yván Eduardo Gil Pinto said in a March 2, 2023 interview on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that Venezuela cooperates closely with Iran and Russia. He also said that "outdated anti-Venezuela" views in America, along with remnants of imperialism, are a stumbling block for good relations between Venezuela and the United States.

Yván Gil Pinto: "We have a close cooperation with both Iran and Russia. We share many projects in the fields of energy, food, information technology, and transportation. They have been our allies for a long time, and we maintain constant contact with them. Along with Iran and Russia, we participate in important political forums, like the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations. We have signed a strategic alliance plan with Iran for the next 20 years. In other words, we have very strong ties with both countries.


"There are continuous talks with the United States on various levels. One may say that the situation is complicated because the U.S. is an empire and therefore, it has many conflicting [interests]. We would like to have good relations with the United States like we want to have relations with all the countries in the world. The U.S. is an important neighbor, so we would like to have good relations with it. Unfortunately, an outdated anti-Venezuela view has been imposed in the U.S. Remnants of imperialism and what is left of the Monroe Doctrine are still evident.

"This matter may thwart any progress. However, we are convinced that, sooner rather than later, we will be able to persuade American society and political institutions that the best way to coexist is to have a healthy relationship."

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